Some people prefer to do all the wedding planning themselves and some want their family members or friends to help. If you are the former, you will want to start with the dress. Regardless of who you choose, there are a few things that should be on your checklist before shopping for a dress.
Here are 10 things to think about before you start trying on dresses:
- What style of dress do you want?
There are so many different styles of wedding dresses, from ball gown to dress including the veil. Do some research beforehand and figure out what style of dress you want to look for. Decide what style you want before you start shopping, that way you can avoid dresses that are not in your style range. The first thing is knowing your body type and what style you like best because it will make narrowing down dresses much easier.
- What color do you want?
This is a big decision, so take your time. White is the traditional color for weddings, but it's not for everyone. Beige, peach, and other light colors are also popular choices. If you want to be a little different, you could always go for a pink dress.
Another important thing to think about is the color of your skin and hair. If your skin tone is dark or you have dark hair, then avoid wearing white because it will wash you out and make you look washed out in pictures. If your skin tone is light or if you have blonde hair, then white might be perfect for you!
- What is your budget?
This is probably the most important question to answer before shopping for a wedding dress. You don't want to fall in love with a dress that is out of your price range. Set a budget for yourself and stick to it. Telling the salespeople your budget upfront will also help them pull dresses that are in your price range. There are dresses of all price ranges, so knowing what you want to spend will help narrow down your options.
- Find Comfortable Sandals
You will be standing and dancing in your wedding footwear for hours, so make sure they are comfortable! Avoid any shoes that have a high heel or are too tight. You want to be able to dance the night away without having to worry about your feet. If you buy new sandals, make sure to try them in first. Wear them around the house for an hour or two each day to break them in. Bring your favorite pair of sandals to the bridal salon to test out dresses.
- What is your Wedding Theme?
Your wedding dress should complement your wedding theme. If you are having a beach wedding, you might want to consider a lighter fabric or color dress. If you are having a formal wedding, then a ball gown might be the best choice.
- What is your Wedding Time of Year?
Your wedding time of year will also help you narrow down dress choices. If you are having a summer wedding, then you will want to avoid a dress with a lot of layers or heavy fabric. If you are having a winter wedding, then you might want to choose a dress with a lot of layers.
- Do not be afraid to ask for a second opinion from your family and friends.
Your family and friends want you to look and feel your best on your wedding day. Ask them for their honest opinion on the dresses you are considering. They will be honest with you and tell you what they think looks best on you!
- Consider your Wedding Venue
The venue you choose might also help you decide on a dress. If you are getting married in a church, you will want to choose a dress that is more formal. If you are getting married outdoors, you can choose a less formal dress.
- Get a good bra
Your wedding dress will look best if you have a good-fitting bra. Get fitted for a bra before you start shopping for dresses. Bras can make or break a dress, so it is important to have the right fit.
- Try on a variety of dresses
Don't just try on one style of dress. Try on a variety of styles to see what looks best on you. You might be surprised at what you like. You might also find that a dress you thought you would love doesn't look as good on you as you thought it would. Try different styles otherwise, you might be missing out on the perfect dress for you!
- Take your time
You do not need to rush through the process of choosing a wedding dress. Take your time and try on as many dresses as you want. You will know when you find the perfect dress. Shop around at different stores. You will find the perfect dress if you are patient and take your time.
These are just a few things to consider before you go shopping for your wedding dress. Remember, the most important thing is to find a dress that makes you feel beautiful and confident on your wedding day!